Business

Follow along as Chris discusses several pertinent business topics.

Online Security 101
by Chris HunterVP OperationsWeb Unlimitedhttp://www.webunlimited.comThese days, online security is extremely important. Protecting your computer from viruses, trojans, worms, spam, and who else knows what has gotten harder and harder. Read along to learn how to protect your computer and your identity from online hackers.Virus Protection Ok, these days, if your computer doesn't have basic virus protection, there's something wrong. There are lots of anti-virus software out there. Here are a few:- ...
SEO Quicktip - Keyword Rich Content
Follow Chris's Rules of Thumb for Keyword Rich Content, and you'll find your rankings rising on the search engines. Content is what I call Spider Food. Google and all major search engines have software called spiders that search the Internet by going from link to link and then stores the pages in a database. I call content Spider Food because just like a plant, the more you feed it the bigger it will get. It's the same thing with search engine spiders. The more you feed them, the higher your w ...
Recession Busting by Building New Products
Recession Busting by Building New Products In the past year, Americans have seen many companies both large and small stumble and fall due to the current economic crisis. We can't get away from it as it's all we hear about and see on the news. It's hit home a few times with clients of ours as well as a few friends. The latest that I've heard of is a good friend of mine that tried doing all he could to keep his business alive. But in the end, he really has no other choice but to close his d ...
Help Orphans and Win $500
HELP ORPHANS, FEED THE NEEDY AND ENTER TO WIN $500!The Rotary Club of Aggieland is throwing their annual Aggieland Fiesta in the upcoming weeks. This is their biggest fundraiser of the entire year and the money raised will go towards several of their projects such as their Thai-ing Us Together and the Aggieland Thanksgiving Baskets projects. The tickets are only $15 and you will be entered to win a $500 gift certificate from Sam's Club. The best part is that you don't need to be present to ...
How Important are Newsletters?
Last week, I had a customer ask me, "How Important are Newsletters?"I believe newsletter applications are the backbone of any online business. If you are not following up with your clients on a regular basis, then you are just throwing money out the window no matter what brick-and-mortor or online business model you follow. In the current economy, this just doesn't make any sense what-so-ever. Newsletters can bring people back to your website, bring people into your Brick and Mortor store, or si ...
Battle of the Bulge
Convert More with Less It's January and we’re getting the normal onslaught of advertising that's aimed at one way or another to lose weight. This isn't one of them. Yes, the topic suggests Battle of the Bulge, but I'm referring to your website, not your waistline.Or more to the meat of it, the clutter of your website. Websites gradually tend to collect more and more information. This is great – great for search engines (spider food) and great for visitors. The more information, the ...
5 Cheap or Free Ways to Market Your Website
1. Promote your website on everything!!This means everything from t-shirts to pens to business cards to flyers. Make sure your domain is always in front of people's eyes. This will pay off better than you think!2. Be a surfing expert and Hang out onlineEvery website owner must know or find out where their target audience "hangs out". This could be information sites, blogs or forums. People go to the Web for information. Find out where they hang out and then join those sites, participate, answer ...
Go for Gold!
If you're like me, you've been glued to the T.V. this past week watching Michael Phelps earn gold medal after gold medal to become the greatest Olympic Champion of all time. What an amazing feat! I love the olympics!It really is awe inspiring to see the world's top athletes compete and see the amount of effort they put into training and prepairing for the olympics. For example, Michael Phelps trains 365 days per year with 43 miles per week. Wow -- over six miles per day and never a day off. It r ...
Boat or Business?
I just saw an advertisement on T.V. that was talking about how you can "Take off this summer" in an "affordable" boat... only $208 per month (I'm sure for 10 years).Boat or Business? You see, most online businesses can be started for less than that boat. In fact, you could probably get started for a very small fraction of the cost of that boat. I recently had a client came to us looking to get started online. He had a very small budget as most people starting out do-- trust me I was th ...
Lost in the Details
Being an entrepreneur can be a daunting task at the least. Especially if you're just starting your business and it's you and yourself doing all the work. One day you may be drumming up business (sales) and the next you'll be doing the work (operations) to fullfill the sales that just came in.The problem is that sometimes entrepreneurs get stuck in the details of the busy work. We're so reluctant to let go of the details because we don't think anybody cares as much as you or nobody else will do a ...
Don't Cripple your Website with Flash
As you might imagine, I come across all sorts of websites every single day. The ones that drives me crazy the most are the kinds of websites that are complete flash websites.Why? 1998 Let me backtrack a little. In 1998, Flash was getting popular. Very popular. It was seen as the "New Media." Designers could do quite a bit with it. In fact you could create just about anything with Macromedia Flash. The problem was... everybody did. We all (yes I'm guilty of it too) created sites that included all ...